This is actually Part 2 of our Perth trip in 2012. See Part 1 here.
It's already 2014 and I've not blogged about a trip that happened 1.5 years ago. I'm such a lazy pig sometimes.
We drove down to Margaret River from Perth city (approximately 3.5hours) and stayed the night there before driving back up the next day. Tabby & Doug needed to work so they couldn't join us. We rented a car from Europcar cos both of them needed their cars to get to work and we didn't want cause them any inconvenience though they offered to lend us one of their car.
I have such wonderful friends. God bless them.
Our first stop was Candy Cow at Cowaramup, located along the Busselton Highway leading to Margaret River. Some of the candies sold there are from Blackpool in UK! I recognized the logo cos we went there in May 2012. :) We did not buy much, only some homemade fudge because the items were quite expensive.
Afterwards we continued our drive down and visited a few "farms" that were located just outside the town.
The famous Margaret River Chocolate factory (overpriced chocolates).
We went to Providore to do some food tasting. They also have free wine tasting.
Visited Chilli Waters Farm but there's nothing much there.
Visited a Silk Farm but it's overpriced cos the items are imported from S.E Asia.
Bought some nuts from the Nuts & Cereals Farm. Lots of free samples!
Last stop was Cape Lavender to buy a pot of Lavender for Tabby! :)
We stayed the night at Darby Park Service apartment which was located in the middle of the town just across the Visitor Centre & supermarket. This is a really lovely place to stay and I highly recommend it if you are going there. Additional plus point is the complimentary secured parking! Le hubby said there's lots of stars at night that can be seen from the veranda (I was too tired to go out and stargaze, moreover it was so cold!).
Cookies Galore to buy cookies! They sell the best cookies in the world! Like seriously.. I love their Macadamia nut cookies. It's pure butter and it just melts in your mouth. So fattening but worth the extra calories!! Yums!
Cape Leeuwin which is located in Augusta. Along the way we did a photostop at Augusta Boat Harbour. It was really windy and extremely cold. Brrrrr...
I don't understand why there was a cow there. LOL!
Le hubby can lean backwards and the wind was so strong it can support him!
Interestingly at this point was where he had an epiphany about our relationship. He saw the lighthouse standing so strong against the winds and waves for so many years and decided that he wants our relationship to be as unwavering and solid like the lighthouse.. this was where he had plans to bring our bf/gf status up to husband/wife, though he only told me a few months afterwards. :) The rest, as you can see is history!
And that is the reason why Cape Leeuwin lighthouse was featured in our church wedding invitation card! :)
And that concludes our Perth trip in 2012! We hope to be able to go back really soon!! I can't wait to go and see Benji & Coco (Tabby's dogs).